If you’re not a candidate for or don’t want to undergo surgical treatment to reduce wrinkles, you’ll be pleased to know that there are many safe and effective wrinkle reduction treatment options that don’t require surgery. This also means that these options don’t require the significant downtime or expense of surgery.
Some of the most popular and successful non-surgical options for wrinkle reduction are cosmetic injectables.
These injectables include hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm, Belotero, and Restylane. Dysport, Xeomin, and Botox are popular and effective cosmetic injectables as well. Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa also offers powerful wrinkle reduction treatment with Radiesse and Sculptra.
Hyaluronic Acid Cosmetic Injectables
These cosmetic wrinkle reducers are FDA-approved to be used in specific injection sites to diminish wrinkles, but they’re also commonly used in other areas of the face as part of a variety of cosmetic procedures. These can include procedures like:
- Nose tip lifts
- Correction of saddle nose deformity
- Temple augmentation
- Eyebrow lifts
- Eye lifts
- Nose hump reduction
- Lip augmentation
- Acne scar correction
- Hand rejuvenation
- Chin augmentation
These hyaluronic acid cosmetic injectables are especially useful for keyhole pattern lip augmentation and mesotherapy.
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical treatment also known as “biorevitalization” or “biorejuvenation.” It’s a technique that uses injections of antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, hyaluronic acid injectables, and plant extracts to rejuvenate the skin.
Off-Label Uses for Cosmetic Injectables and Dermal Fillers
There are only a few non-surgical treatments made by manufacturers that have FDA approval; therefore, many applications and uses are off-label. These off-label uses include:
- Reducing laugh lines (nasolabial folds)
- Smoothing wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet
- Reducing the appearance of “angry 11s” between the eyebrows
- Smoothing forehead wrinkles
- Reducing the nostril base
- Lifting mouth corners
- Lifting eyelids and eyebrows
- Correcting chin dimples
- Facelifts and neck lifts
- Reducing biting muscles
- Reducing shoulder muscles (for lower neck elongation and slimming)
In addition, off-label uses for many of these cosmetic injections include leg muscle reduction and arm muscle reduction.
Treating Hyperhidrosis with Wrinkle Reduction Injectables
You might be surprised to learn that hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by excessive sweating, can also be treated off-label with wrinkle reduction products.
In the past, the only treatment for this condition was surgery. However, certain wrinkle reduction products can now help patients avoid surgical intervention for the condition, and the success rate is quite high.
We can use our smart laser system to give patients a permanent solution. We guide a 1mm minuscule fiberglass cannula through the skin at precise locations to destroy sweat glands safely and effectively.
We’re able to accomplish this without destroying the necessary oil production that contributes to healthy skin
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for temporarily improving the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. There is minimal downtime required following treatment, and most of our patients resume their normal activities directly after they leave our office.
The results appear gradually, with full results visible in about 30 days, and last four months or longer. This cosmetic injectable works by temporarily reducing muscle activity in the areas of the face in which wrinkles are prominent.
By relaxing certain muscles, the skin is not furrowed or bunched up with facial expressions, which gives it time to “recover” and smooth out wrinkles and lines.
Botox is so effective that the FDA has declared that there are no suitable substitutes for it. In other words, no other product can claim the same level of effectiveness or safety.
People have trusted Botox for decades to smooth lines and wrinkles without causing the face to appear overdone, unnatural, or expressionless. Very specific muscles in the face are treated, which delivers accurate, natural results.
Xeomin is a wrinkle reduction treatment similar to Botox but with one big difference: Botox contains a complexing protein, and Xeomin does not. Otherwise, both smooth the skin and are comparable in efficacy.
Some people have an immunity to the protein in Botox, which can render treatments ineffective. Since Xeomin lacks this protein, those patients who lacked results with Botox often find that they get excellent results from Xeomin.
Dysport is a cosmetic injectable that’s excellent when used to treat moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows. It delivers natural-looking results that are quickly noticeable and last for up to five months.
Just as Xeomin and Botox block muscle contractions in the face, so too does Dysport. The main difference between Dysport and the other two injectables is the difference in the amounts of trace proteins they contain.
These differences mean that if a person does not get the desired results with one product, they likely will with one of the other two.
This dermal filler is a popular product that adds volume to smooth wrinkles and contour the face to sculpt its features. It also improves the condition of the skin with long-term use. Radiesse uses patented technology to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, which enables it to deliver beautiful, long-lasting results.
This injectable produces a fuller, more youthful appearance all over the face and contains poly-L-lactic acid that, like Radiesse, stimulates natural collagen production. As the body increases this production, lines and wrinkles in the face smooth out naturally and become less noticeable. Results from Sculptra last several months, on average.
Non-Surgical Wrinkle Reduction Treatment in Arcadia, CA
If you’re ready to smooth wrinkles and lines to restore a more youthful appearance without the drawbacks of going through surgery, reach out to Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa today to schedule an appointment.